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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
to keep the u.s. economy from going over the fiscal cliff. if lawmakers don't reach a solution by midnight tonight, east coast time, income tax rates will increase for all americans. coming up at 7:15, the two key players who are now in charge of negotiating a last-minute deal. >>> time now, 7:03. grocery stores and other stores in alameda county who sell food and alcohol won't be able to give you plastic bag. in place of the single use bags, stores can use paper or reusable bags but will have to charge you at coast a -- at least a dime per bag. those who collect food stamp the won't have to pay -- stamps won't have to pay. >>> minimum wage goes up to 10.55 tomorrow. university of kentucky economists say that's hurting the youngest members of the work force because employers don't want to pay teenagers more than $10 plus benefits to get their first jobs. >>> just over an hour ago, millions of people in sydney, australia, rang in 2013. [ cheers ] >> crowds gathered to watch the skyline explode with fireworks. 1.5million people were expected to be at the celebration with millions mo
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
same time as the fiscal cliff impasse it's a potentially devastating one-two punch for the economy. neither the longshoreman's union or alliance representing the shipping companies could give us anyone to speak on camera but they say it boils down to one issue. the key sticking point is over the large containers and the payments they get for them. the shipping companies pay royalties for the containers based on their weight but the shipping companies now want to freeze the royalty payments for current longshoremen and eliminate them completely for future highers. >> they say those royalties are designed to make up for jobs lost to automation. a strike would only effect ports that handle containers and not others like automobiles. but if the shipping companies lockout the longshoremen. >> that would impact more than just containers. that would impact all cargoes at ports so that would have a much more impactful reaction. >> that was brian todd reporting. from one labor dispute to others. it caused a crab shortage across the state but things may be looking up for bay area seafood lovers. loca
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